"It stinks to get divorced, especially when you still have feelings for that person," she told HuffPost Live. "I have a lot of divorce remorse. I mean, I really, really do."
Vicki, who filed to divorce from husband Donn in 2010 (it's not yet finalized), is sharing the blame for ending their 19-year union. "In hindsight I wish I would have worked harder on the marriage. I think I messed up on some areas and he messed up too," she said. "It takes two people to get married, it takes two people to get divorced."
She says they tried counseling and taking a vacation to work on things before pulling the plug. But it wasn't enough. "It got to a place where we didn’t like each other," Vicki revealed. "It was almost harder to stay together than it was apart, and then when the apart happened, it was like ugh—I missed him."
Is there a chance they might reconcile? Vicki looks at how Real Housewives of Atlanta's NeNe Leakes recently remarried her ex-husband Gregg and admits that she doesn't know if she and Donn could find their way back to each other—but said one thing is certain: "We're family."
"I will always love Donn. I met him when I was 21 and got married when I was 32; I've known him my whole adult life," she said. "He's a great man, we just drifted apart and couldn't figure out a way to get back together."
You guys don't remember how she treated Donn? She was demeaning, mouthy, and bitchy, and never had time for him. And what makes you think Donn cheated first? Have you seen Vicki's behavior, especially when the girls go on a trip? She's the biggest ho there!! She could never have what Nene has!! Nene has way too much class, and was a good, non-cheating wife!!
Vicki I loved you and Don Together!! But if he is a cheater you know what they say once a cheater always a cheater!! And I don't believe you are a cheater by nature!! You had an unfaithful husband and were on again off again!! I'm sure that had a big factor in your choices!!!! I love your honesty!! It is very brave of you!! You could have denied denied denied!! and you didn't Kudos to you!! Gretchen should take notice!!
If your feeling this way about Donn then the two of you should try and work things out..There are times when I don't like my husband either but I know deep down I love this man of 22yrs. It's nothing wrong with time alone in any relationship as long as your doing the right things. We sometimes think the grass is greener on the other side and later find out that it was all brown after all. Its ok to fix things with Donn its being done everyday all day. You just have to exclude the negative ppl out of your relationships because if their relationship is screwed they would love to see you in the same boat and drink, smile and gossip with you all day but steady pulling you down. Your kids were rt all alone about the rebound you say you fell in love with, I don't think you did, you just needed a man to make you feel good about yourself while in the process of divorce. Once again if it's on your heart to make it work go ahead but try and do things a lil differently..My husband may say or do something I dislike but I know without him Im lost...if its for you and Donn to get back together it will happen just don't spread yourself around like that.. Oh yeah can you get your money back from having his teeth done....:)
WOW! I would love it if Vicki and Don could work things out and be able to live happily ever after. That means my husband might start watching the show with me again. He stopped after Don and Vicki broke up. My fingers are crossed for them. They were just so amusing together.
i think that is wonderful. when i've broken things off i wanted nothing more to do with that person. the fact that you still care means something. don't know who the other posters are but i don't think they represent the average RHOC viewer.
Vicki you are a hypocrite.... And everyone knows it. You also hate the fact that Tamra & Gretchen are friends. You want Tamra all to yourself.